Quick summary of key school information
|Language of instruction||English and Chinese|
|Native English and Chinese teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English and Chinese)|
|Maximum||25 students / class|
Address: 18 West Rong Hua Road (near South Shui Cheng Road), Gubei New Area, Puxi, Shanghai 201103, P.R.C.
Address: 11 Shui Cheng Road (near Hongqiao Road), Puxi, Shanghai 200336, P.R.C.
Address: 1817 Hua Mu Road (near Fang Dian Road), Pudong, Shanghai 201204, P.R.C.
Address: 1433 Dong Xiu Road (near Jin He Road), Pudong, Shanghai 200127, P.R.C.
All the details about this school in their own words
|Number of students||
Over 2400 students.
|Number of nationalities represented in the school||
Over 50 nationalities are represented at our school.
|Ratio of local students to international students||
All of our students are international students.
|Max. number of students per class||
• Kindergarten 2: 16 (with two Co-Teachers and a Nanny (helper))
|Does the school employ teaching assistants?||
All kindergarten classrooms have a Nanny (helper) to assist the two Co-Teachers in each classroom.
|Native English and Chinese speaking teachers||
Our teachers are fully qualified and come from over 20 different countries. In most cases, our International teachers are from countries/regions such as England, the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and Scotland. We also have teachers from our host country of mainland China as part of our unique Co-Teaching programme.
|Language support for students not fluent in English and Chinese||
We endeavour to accept students ranging from those with lower English ability to those who are native English speakers. We have an English as an Additional Language (EAL) programme in place to support students who are not native English speakers. The curriculum for Years 10 - 13 demand an especially high level of English; interested applicants to these programmes should consult the Admissions Office regarding entrance requirements.
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
YCIS Shanghai offers a bilingual environment of English and Chinese. We also offer Spanish and Korean classes in Secondary.
|Do teachers assign homework to their students?||
The school ensures that homework is an integral part of the curriculum and is planned and prepared alongside all other learning programmes. Teachers will give homework according to the age, ability, and circumstances of the students, taking into account individual learning needs. There is no official homework assigned for the Kindergarten students.
|Approximate hours of homework given||
In the Primary Section, all students are expected to read every night, in addition to Chinese assignments and other subject work, as assigned. Depending on the child, year group, and nature of the homework, times vary between 20 and 90 minutes per night. For the Secondary Section, homework time varies between 90 and 150 minutes per night in Years 7 - 9, and between 180 and 210 minutes per night in Years 10 - 13.
Yes, for students in K3 and above. Each year, a full uniform set is provided free of charge and includes a summer and winter dress set and sport set. Students supply their own footwear: one pair of black, leather lace-up or velcro shoes and one pair of black or white (or combination black and white) sports shoes.
The waiting list depends on the year level.
|Entry evaluation for students||
|Brief description of entry evaluation required||
In addition to a review of previous school records, admissions assessments may also include a one-on-one meeting or interview, a written placement test, an external assessment (for children with significant learning needs), and/or an online English language evaluation.
|Deadline for registration (new academic year)||
There is no application deadline as our school operates a rolling admissions system. However, due to limited spaces, we encourage early applications.
|Students can join after academic year begins||
As a service to the mobile global community, we attempt to accept students throughout the entire current academic year. Some restrictions may apply with respect to certain programmes offered (i.e. the IB programme), or limited seating for certain year levels.
|External examinations or assessments available||
IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).
|Results in these examinations||
YCIS Shanghai students are known for their excellence in academics, including examination results and overall scholastic achievement. A rigorous academic programme, paired with a holistic approach to education is the reason why YCIS Shanghai graduates continue to be accepted at top-ranked universities around the world. The average combined IB score of the YCIS Shanghai Class of 2018 was 35, more than five full points higher than the worldwide average of 29.78.
|Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?||
Yew Chung was founded based on Christian values more than 86 years ago in Hong Kong, and today the focus of our school is still on helping students develop and appreciate positive character values and traits. For Primary students, there is a bible-studies-based lunchtime activity in which they may register and participate, but this is just one of the many activities in which they can become involved.
|How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?||
We warmly welcome students of all beliefs and non-religious students.
|School bus service available||
Yes, we have a great number of bus routes available for all campuses. The school bus is optional, as some families prefer to make alternate arrangements for transportation. Normally the pick-up/drop-off point is at the main gate or clubhouse of each housing compound.
|School start time||
Ronghua Campus: 8:00am
|School finish time||
Ronghua Campus: 3:00pm
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
At YCIS Shanghai, we offer a wide range of activities for students from Year 1 to Year 13 through our multifaceted Co-Curricular Activities Programme (CCAs). The majority of the activities are offered after school, but for Secondary students, there are also CCAs available during the lunch break. Co-curricular activities are offered in several sessions per year, and some of our recent CCAs have included:
|School provided lunches||
Yes, while students are able to bring lunch from home, optional hot lunches are available for purchase through the school’s catering company and are included in school fees for K2 full-day students.
|Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)||
|Sports facilities at the school||
Each YCIS Shanghai campus features an indoor gymnasium, a football pitch or playing field, and most campuses have a dance studio, basketball courts, and/or tennis facilities. In Puxi, the school has a dedicated swimming pool and fitness gym.
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
Yew Chung International School of Shanghai (YCIS Shanghai) is one of the leading international schools in China. Our unique education nurtures the talents of international children aged 2-18. Through Kindergarten, Primary, and Secondary schools, our curriculum helps our students develop strong skills in English and Chinese and become globally-minded for a competitive future. YCIS students consistently achieve ‘Top in the World’ academic results and outstanding extra-curricular successes. Our school is a vibrant community of students, faculty, and families coming together in a warm and collaborative way.
|Teaching approach of the school||
The YCIS international curriculum is based upon the framework of the National Curriculum for England, further internationalised with components of the best educational systems around the world. In Secondary, study for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) prepares students to undertake the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).